Price Projections and Their Associated Management Implications -- A series of 4 Charts: As producers think about marketing their 2005 calves, I have a recommend procedure that I would like to have cattlemen go through to analyze their 2005 marketing alternatives. Start out with the local salebarn prices for last week. The prices for your local salebarn are posted on the internet by USDA AMS. This price line was for Western Central Nebraska and represented the sale price for about 2000 cattle the week of 29 July 05. 500 to 600 lb calves sold for $127 to $139 with an average of 550 lbs steer feeders at $133 per cwt.